Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received British High Commissioner Thomas Drew in the Foreign office today. The two sides discussed a wide range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest and expressed satisfaction on the current state of bilateral relations. The Foreign Minister emphasized on the need to promote trade and economic linkages and greater people to people contacts. He also appreciated the role being played by the Department for International Development (DFID) in providing assistance in health and education sectors.
The British High Commissioner reiterated desire of his government to further enhance cooperation with the government in all areas of common interest, in particular in spheres of peace and security, trade and investment, organized crime, accountability, asset recovery and development cooperation.